Outdated Suspicions: Let’s Debunk Myths & Create Safe Havens for All Black Cats

It’s odd that there’s a certain time of year that threatens the safety and well being of a very specific animal. All cats deserve the comfort and peace of their very homes, but during the days before and after Halloween, black cats need extra special protection.

 Why is this, exactly? 

The prejudice and fear people have is somehow triggered by black cats, and we aim to stop the negative perception – for all the months of the year.

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More Than Just A Pretty Face: The Art Of Home Pet Grooming

As dogs and cats shed their summer coat in preparation for their warm winter wear, pet owners are feeling the pain of constant sweeping, dusting, and lint-rolling of furniture and clothing. The answer? Home pet grooming, of course!

Keeping up with your pet’s grooming regimen is a year-round job, and your team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to help with our expert tips for safe home pet grooming.

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The Great Chase: How To Prevent Your Dog From Chasing Small Animals

The desire to chase is an instinctive and innate drive in most breeds. At its most basic, dogs evolved as predators and scavengers, and so this natural instinct can be difficult to curb or eradicate, especially with certain breeds

Still, it can be possible to train, distract, and prevent your dog from chasing small animals and birds. 

Why Do Dogs Chase?

The desire to chase is closely tied to a dog’s amazing sense of smell. Their nose, which is 10,000 more sensitive than ours, acutely detects the scent of small mammals and birds, and the quick movements of these “prey animals” also serves to attract some dogs to the chase. 

Another reason dogs chase is that the activity is inherently pleasurable for them. Your dog has a lot of fun in the chase, and sometimes catching something can deliver the ultimate reward – unfortunately. 

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